Beautiful 3/4 size hand carved bass made in Czech Republic. Model 5/6 WE . (WE designates washed edges) Spruce top, Maple back and sides. Ebony board, tail, etc. I bought it new in July 2004 and had it set up and dressed by David Gage's shop with a new end pin, tailpiece wire by Mike Pecanic, adjustable bridge, Gage Realist pick-up, and a new soundpost was done by Arnold Schnitzer this past summer. This bass has really opened up nicely. It was bowed daily and has a character to its voice not usually found in this price range (I shopped a lot before I bought it) Ready to go to work tonight. Strung with Pirastro Obligato. Bass can be seen and played at David Gage's in NYC. Sounds better than it looks. $4500.